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for a Employment Advisor Position a company is looking to fill. I really don't like dealing with placement agencies and have already scheduled to meet the lady at 9am on Monday Morning. She told me the starting salary for the position and that it's a temp to permanent position. Just debating should I even go through with this because I don't trust employment agencies. What do you think of this?

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Very often recruitment agencies will do a bait and switch. The recruiters spend as much time getting people to register as they do prospecting for jobs for their clients. So be aware that this job may be filled already or never have existed at all.

 

But if this is an agency that gets their fees from the company hiring rather than the client - i.e. you - then go ahead and register because even if this job is not available they may be able to find you something that is.

 

Providing you don't have to pay them anything you have nothing to lose.

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You know I just read an article somewhere that placement agencies are now being asked more then ever by employers to place people because right now companies dont have money to put someone on full time and/or are trying to get the best of the best since tons of people are unemployed & this way they can get rid of you quickly if you dont work out. I say do some research like Lady said & go for it. Cant hurt, right?

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Yeah can't hurt but it's something about a "Temp to Perm" position that makes me a little hesistant about going to this place-lol

 

Well I was a temp to perm "employee" at one point & was hired full time. It wasn't great at first because I didn't have medical insurance (temp agency didn't offer it) and they do take like 50% of the hourly you are making but I worked my butt off & got hired on & promoted in that company many times thru the years. Temp job is better then NO JOB!

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Yeah can't hurt but it's something about a "Temp to Perm" position that makes me a little hesistant about going to this place-lol

 

i started off as a temp at my current job. been there a while now as a permanent. gotta start somewhere sometimes man. most ceo spots are taken already. can you believe that?

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it could have been less at their discretion to be precise. hence the word 'temp'. no place guarantees you 90 days. but a job is a job. especially in this economy.

 

I actually didn't know that a placement agency placed people in my line of work which is job coaching and career advisor.

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CD' date=' you need a job, just go for it. i thought you mentioned in another thread that you wanted to work at an employment agency? or as an employment counselor?[/quote']

 

 

I do but I just heard stories of agencies lying about job openings just to get you in their database. I'm trying to avoid to a situation like that because I would be really pissed i I wasted my time.

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by doing this you are actively searching for a job. you can only be losing if they ask you to pay up.

 

You didn't know it was possible to actively search for job when you home?-lol

 

I spend 8-9 a day not just applying to jobs but doing things that are job related so never assume just becauase a person is home they are not actively working their way back into a job.

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If it is an employment agency that you can research online (has a valid website etc.), then it might be a real job they are trying to fill.

 

But lots of people selling their services troll Craigslist and other employment boards. They will act like they have a job, then you discover they want some kind of fee. I wouldn't waste anytime at all if they need any money from you. Reputable agencies are paid by the client doing the hiring, not by the person being employed.

 

Also, don't give out any personal information such as social security number etc. until you are sure they are a valid agency and they are indeed your new employer.

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If it is an employment agency that you can research online (has a valid website etc.), then it might be a real job they are trying to fill.

 

But lots of people selling their services troll Craigslist and other employment boards. They will act like they have a job, then you discover they want some kind of fee. I wouldn't waste anytime at all if they need any money from you. Reputable agencies are paid by the client doing the hiring, not by the person being employed.

 

Also, don't give out any personal information such as social security number etc. until you are sure they are a valid agency and they are indeed your new employer.

 

 

Yeah the position is listed on their website but I guess I'm just trying to be extra careful about this whole thing. On the phone she told me make sure I bring my security card with me when I come. What about that?

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i know you are working hard at home. but why not go outside too? you're getting an interview so why not. it's not counter-productive to your job search is what i meant.

 

Now I'm thinking of rescheduling my appt for tomorrow. I don't want to have a wasted monday morning. So I will email asking if I can come into tomorrow or Tuesday Morning.

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